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    Point Of Departure

    Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes


    Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI


    Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos


    Point Of Departure is not only one of the greatest jazz recordings of 1964, but of all time. The stellar lineup (Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis and a teen aged Tony Williams) was given a set of challenging compositions by the brilliant pianist and composer Andrew Hill. This group created the album known as Point of Departure, an acknowledged modern day classic and one of Blue Notes most extraordinary recordings. Andrew Hill was a quiet revolutionary, but he was every bit as original in his conception as Thelonious Monk. Hill extended, twisted and turned hard bop into his own very fresh and personal music. Like Eric Dolphy, Hill spawned few imitators. His conception was so pure, and so unique, both as a player and as an arranger-composer that nearly a half century later, Point Of Departure remains a brilliant touchstone of modern jazz.


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    Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies

    Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes

    Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

    Pressed on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI

    Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution

    Stereo


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    Andrew Hill
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    Point Of Departure

    Point Of Departure is not only one of the greatest jazz recordings of 1964, but of all time. The stellar lineup (Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis and a teen aged Tony Williams) was given a set of challenging compositions by the brilliant pianist and composer Andrew Hill. This group created the album known as Point of Departure, an acknowledged modern day classic and one of Blue Notes most extraordinary recordings. Andrew Hill was a quiet revolutionary, but he was every bit as original in his conception as Thelonious Monk. Hill extended, twisted and turned hard bop into his own very fresh and personal music. Like Eric Dolphy, Hill spawned few imitators. His conception was so pure, and so unique, both as a player and as an arranger-composer that nearly a half century later, Point Of Departure remains a brilliant touchstone of modern jazz.
    1.Refuge
    2.New Monastery

    3.Spectrum

    4.Flight 19

    5.Dedication
    Andrew Hill
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  • From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    One of Esther Phillips finest '70s releases, From A Whisper To A Scream is the first of seven albums the singer recorded for CTI offshoot Kudu. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis, the December 1971 session also involved principal players such as bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Bernard Purdie, percussionist Airto, guitarists Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale, keyboardist Richard Tee, and saxophonists Hank Crawford and David Liebman. Setting the tone for Phillips' Kudu era, Whisper offers a series of spacious, yet fully arranged ballads of burning heartache, along with a handful of relatively funky numbers that do nothing to compromise her talent, dishing out loads of classy grit. It's a definite point of departure from the likes of Esther Phillips Sings and And I Love Him!, her field of contemporaries closer to Al Green and Aretha Franklin than before. She grabs onto Home Is Where The Hatred Is, Gil Scott-Heron's most harrowing rumination on drug dependency -- which, at that point, wasn't even a year old -- as if it were her very own, and it's all the more poignant given its parallels with her own life. (It's meaning was only compounded by her death in 1984.) Though there is absolutely nothing lacking in the album's more energetic moments, it's still the ballads that shine brightest, like the alternately fragile and explosive From A Whisper To A Scream (Allen Toussaint) and a staggering Baby, I'm for Real (Marvin and Anna Gordy, made popular by the Originals) so vulnerable yet commanding that it really should've closed the album.



    Musicians:



    • Esther Phillips (vocal)

    • Pee Wee Ellis (arranger, conductor)

    • Hank Crawford (alto saxophone)

    • David Liebman (bassoon, flute)

    • Eric Gale (guitar)

    • Gordon Edwards (bass)

    • Airto Moreira (percussion)

    • Bernard Purdie (drums)




    Recording: December 1971 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

    Production: Creed Taylor



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
    2. From A Whisper To A Scream
    3. To Lay Down Beside You
    4. That's All Right With Me
    5. 'tTll My Back Ain't Got No Bone
    6. Sweet Touch Of Love
    7. Baby, I'm For Real
    8. Your Love Is So Doggone Good
    9. Scarred Knees
    Esther Phillips
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    Page One

    A Blue Note essential, Page One, jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's debut release, is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary vinyl reissue campaign, featuring 100 titles . Includes the jazz favorite and standard 'Recorda Me.' Key to the initiative is high quality audio at affordable prices. Also available this month on LP: Andrew Hill's Point of Departure, Jackie McLean's Capuchin Swing, Miles Davis' Volume 1 and Tina Brooks' True Blue.
    1. Blue Bossa
    2. La Mesha
    3. Homestretch
    4. Recorda-Me
    5. Jinrikisha
    6. Out Of The Night
    Joe Henderson
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    If He Dies, If If If If If If

    Radwan Ghazi Moumneh returns with a second full-length album from his acclaimed Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH) project, conceived and recorded in his dual homes MontrÉal and Beirut. Since the release of his first album in 2013, following many years during which the project was a strictly MontrÉal-based live/theatrical happening, Moumneh has brought JIMH to mesmerized live audiences in Canada, Europe and the Middle East. While JIMH continues to expand to include a larger cast of players for select engagements and commissions, the group is currently an immersive and performative audio-visual duo at its core, with Moumneh responsible for all sound/composition and filmmaker Charles-AndrÉ Coderre creating 16mm visuals and live projections/installations. Moumneh expands his compositional palette on If He Dies, If If If If If If, exploring new deconstructions and juxtapositions of both traditional and popular Arab musical currents, with an album that oscillates between powerfully emotive vocal tunes and instrumental works that primarily make use of Radwan's expressive acoustic playing on buzuk and zurna as a point of departure. If He Dies, If If If If If If is an adventurous, scrupulous, impassioned and highly original work of modern contemporary Arabic music and a gratifying sign that JIMH is situating itself in recorded works with the same thoughtful and dynamic intensity previously accessible only in live performances.
    1. Al Affaq, Lau Mat, Lau Lau Lau Lau Lau Lau
    2. A Granular Buz
    3. 7ebr El 3oy
    4. Qala Li Kafa Kafa Kafa Kafa Kafa Ka
    5. Lau Ridyou Bil Hi
    6. Ta3mani; Ta3m
    7. Ah Ya Mal El S
    8. 2asmar Sa
    Jerusalem In My Heart
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  • After Midnight (Pure Pleasure) After Midnight (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    After Midnight (Pure Pleasure)

    Nat 'King' Cole's music is the perfect combination of romantic charm and musical invention. Cole is renowned for his big production numbers and pop hits such as Stardust, but he was also an accomplished and unique jazz pianist and excelled in a small-group setting. After Midnight's album cover states that this is a 'trio' release. However, Cole is actually paired up with his trio plus five guest soloists (saxophone, trombone, trumpet, percussion, and violin). The dubious credits don't matter much though. This is precious music and, without a doubt, one of Cole's best records. Included here are wonderful and intimate renditions of Cole favorites Sweet Lorraine, (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66, and many others. Trombonist Juan Tizol performs a beautiful version of his Afro-Cuban tune Caravan, and Cole and violinist Stuff Smith trade some hot licks on the up-tempo I Know That You Know. For anybody looking to understand the depth and breadth of Cole's jazz roots, this disc is an excellent point of departure.




    Musicians:



    • Nat 'King' Cole (piano, vocal)

    • Willie Smith (alto saxophone)

    • Harry 'Sweets' Edison (trumpet)

    • Juan Tizol (trombone)

    • John Collins (guitar)

    • Charlie Harris (bass)

    • Stuff Smith (violin)

    • Lee Young (drums)

    • Jack Costanza (conga, bongo)




    Recording: August and September 1956 at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California

    Production: Lee Gillettedeutsch



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Just You, Just Me
    2. Sweet Lorraine
    3. Sometimes I'm Happy
    4. Caravan
    5. It's Only a Paper Moon
    6. You're Looking at Me

    7. The Lonely One
    8. Don't Let it Go to Your Head
    9. I Know That You Know
    10. Blame it on my Youth
    11. When I Grow too Old to Dream
    12. Route 66

    13. I Was a Little too Lonely (and You Were a Little too Late)
    14. Your Can Depend on Me
    15. What is There to Say
    16. Two Loves Have I
    17. andy
    18. You're Looking at Me (alternate take)
    Nat King Cole
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  • Moody Coup Moody Coup Quick View

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    Moody Coup

    Co La is the primary project of musician and producer Matt Papich, whose
    explorations of sample-based electronic music have culminated in Moody
    Coup.


    The emotional palette of Moody Coup, Papich's second album and rst for
    Software Recording Co., is more complex than its exuberant predecessor
    Daydream Repeater (NNA Tapes 2011). Where that record's relentlessly
    bucolic tone drew from the saccharine core of reggae, exotica, and 60s girl
    groups, the bedrock of Moody Coup is elusive and abstract.
    The various genre coinages that have been tagged to Co La's music before
    - new exotica, Avant-luxury, furniture music, etc. - fail to accommodate the
    brainier obsessions behind Moody Coup's genesis. A new brand of alchemy
    occurs in the album, where cryptic sources are enhanced and embellished
    to a point of transcendence. This departure is the brilliant process o of Co
    La's unpredictable electronic music.


    Highlights of Moody Coup include Remarkable Features, which
    consolidates the prior seismic scope of Daydream Repeater into a dance
    oor standout. Deaf Christian transforms a Neil Sedaka doo-wopper into
    a mesmerizingly dark House cut, complete with synth chasms and haunting
    voice chants (supplied here and throughout the record by Angel
    Deradoorian). The meticulously crafted Suspicious ventures into more
    calming pastures -- an extra dimensional, dubbed-out take on the Psychic
    TV gem by the same name.


    At the outset of Moody Coup, Sukiyaki (To Die For) melodically alludes
    to the Kyu Sakamoto song Sukiyaki." The original was penned as a
    mournful assessment of post-war Japan's relationship to the US, albeit
    dressed by Sakamoto as a love song. Ironically, Sukiyaki became a hit
    oversees in the US and was later covered by A Taste of Honey. Rather than
    translating the lyrics, A Taste of Honey set new words to the original
    melody. (Stranger still, the word Sukiyaki itself refers to a Japanese hot
    dish.)


    It's important to note that the wide range of reference sources does not
    serve Moody Coup as a supercial demonstration of Papich's eclectic taste.
    Instead, all of the micro pieces function mosaically, creating an impression
    at a macro level that is extremely potent as music as well as concept. Co
    La's intellectual obsessions are rooted in questions about how music is
    dilated by the cultures who created it and the power structures that shape
    those cultures (see Sukiyaki), while his musical obsessions are always
    rooted in the sensual, the beautiful and the immediate.


    Papich describes the working Co La method on Moody Coup as
    "employing the hegemony of delete." He likes to be interrupted, and is
    fond of working in places where domestic concerns are on equal terms with
    studio practice. Much of Moody Coup was made in the kitchen of Papich's
    Baltimore home -- a place where he describes having the "best
    interruptions." Assistant to Papich's production was friend Joe Williams,
    who programmed and performed all synths. Tracks were additionally
    consolidated from eld recordings, samples and composed in Ableton Live
    and mixed in Brooklyn at Gary's Electric Studio, located at the Software HQ.

    1. Sukiyaki To Die For
    2. Melter's Delight
    3. Remarkable Features
    4. Deaf Christian
    5. Un
    6. Suspicious (Sandman Fix)
    7. Baby's Breath
    8. Head in Hole in Space
    9. Sympathy Flinch
    10. Make it Slay (Barbershop Solo)
    Co La
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    Repave

    It's been four years since the first Volcano Choir album, Unmap, provided a glimpse into the collaborative mindset between a singer and a band that inspired him. Ideas were minted, written at a
    distance and realized in the studio; edges sanded back and flaps tucked in, the craftsmanship of the
    endeavor bearing evidence of the craft itself, and the technology used to assemble it. Unmap strove to
    find strands of life between the ones and zeroes - a carefully constructive narrative that showed the
    listener through its darkest passages like a tour guide leading their wards through a cave, with nothing but a slack length of rope and the senses of sound and touch. Just as importantly, it brought these people together, setting an expectation: be your own band. Achieve transference. Learn how to play these songs in the live setting. Tour Japan. Do some dates in America. Pull the life from the record and share it with tiny segments of the world.


    Repave brings Volcano Choir into sharp focus. The glitch-laden, cautious presentation of the band's
    previous work serves as points of both reference and departure across these eight songs, the product
    of growing conviction and trust, of a fully-operational rock band, gifted in shading and nuance, and rumbling with power. It's the sound of the creative process as it evolves and ultimately explodes, the seamless interleaving of electronic and acoustic/amplified instruments, multithreaded with the timbre and technology of the human voice as it enters and exits the equation. Moreover, Repave is the sound of confident musicians extending their reach to anthemic peaks and pulling back to reveal moments of real vulnerability, sure enough of themselves to let them stand on their own.


    If Repave reminds you of other kinds of records from the past decade or so, it's done so on the bonds
    between the members of Volcano Choir, how their friendships were fortified over the years-long
    process of writing and recording these songs. There is an openness to this work that won't be taken for
    granted - real, moving tales of change, sadness, loss and truth grace the wordplay of these tracks, an account of life between the fringes of poetry and reality. With each verse you can sense that someone,
    somewhere is listening to this music and getting stronger, feeling better, learning to open up their soul.


    Volcano Choir is Jon Mueller, Chris Rosenau, Matthew Skemp, Daniel Spack, Justin Vernon and
    Thomas Wincek.

    1. Tiderays
    2. Acetate
    3. Comrade
    4. Byegone
    5. Alaskans
    6. Dancepack
    7. Keel
    8. Almanac
    Volcano Choir
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    Rock Steady


    Ranked 316/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    They say you can never go home again.


    Yet, on their new Interscope Records release and fifth album, Rock Steady, No Doubt has embarked on a globe-spanning musical adventure that proves, once and for all, that home is where the heart is.


    At the heart of the quartet's fifteen-year musical journey is a sound, a style and a sensibility that celebrates their enduring bond with millions of fans worldwide: the sheer pleasure of pure pop - danceable, hummable, instantly accessible songs that have become indispensable additions to the soundtrack of our life and times. And now with Rock Steady, that soundtrack signals a return to some of the key creative elements that have made No Doubt one of today's most popular and enduring bands. Simply put, No Doubt is ready to party.


    "It's the hardest thing in the world just to be simple, to let the music and the words speak for what you're feeling and, hopefully, to share that feeling. And the feeling we all shared on this album turned out to be pretty simple, too: we were in a good mood."


    So says vocalist, lyricist and glorious gamine Gwen Stefani on the inspiration that ignited the dozen deliriously entertaining new tracks comprising Rock Steady. With all-original material penned by Gwen and No Doubt's dynamic songwriting duo of Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont and a roster of producers that pretty much covers the cutting edge of the studio art, Rock Steady, recorded in such far flung locations as London and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Jamaica, is without question the most eclectic, wide-ranging and stylistically diverse offering in the band's extraordinary career. It is also a loving tribute to the musical roots that have nourished No Doubt from their very inception.


    "We were on tour pretty much all of last year," explains drummer Adrian Young, "and whenever we had some down time, we found ourselves listening to lots of dancehall. It was kind of like getting back to where we once belonged." Dancehall, the exuberant evolution of reggae, ska and calypso currently rocking the clubs and studios of Jamaica, proved a potent point of departure for the group when they convened in early 2001 to begin work on a new album. "We were part of the whole ska revival back when we first got together," continues Adrian. "The fact is, we had to work hard to prove we had a wider range, and I guess we did that. Because this time around we didn't feel like we had anything to prove. The whole point was to follow the music, wherever it led."


    "Following the music" would lead the quartet to a variety of exotic locales as they indulged their instincts and experimented with sounds and settings that would capture the sensational new music beginning to emerge. "This album was less about technique and more about attitude," asserts Tony. "We took it one day at a time and it became a very spontaneous process. Tom had set up a studio at his place in L.A. and we'd meet there just to try out different ideas. Whereas before we'd write everything with a guitar or bass, this time we started with just beats and grooves and keyboards and built from there. After a week or two of songwriting, Gwen had a trip planned to London. Since we were having such a good time we just packed up and followed her over there. We knew we were onto something."


    "It felt like starting over," is Tom's assessment. "We had spent two years working on Return Of Saturn because we felt it was important to prove we could do a record that had depth and substance. Once we got that out of our system it was time to have some fun."


    Return Of Saturn, the group's smash 2000 release, did indeed establish No Doubt's ability to fashion songs of substance as well as style. It also conclusively demonstrated that the group's 1995 breakthrough release, Tragic Kingdom was more than a flash in the pan, although it was a distinctly dazzling flash that elevated the group to world class status with a solid string of hit singles. "We'd already done most of what we'd set out to accomplish," continues Tom. "We wanted try something fresh."


    Something fresh and, as it turned out, something tried and true. "With all the dancehall we'd been listening to it was only natural that some of that rhythm would seep into our new songs," Gwen adds. "We ended up going to Jamaica without really knowing exactly what we'd find when we got there. That was the whole plan from the beginning not to have a plan."


    What No Doubt found in the lush musical environs of the island was a creative collaboration with some of Jamaica's most revered producers including the legendary team of Sly & Robbie who sat behind the board for the album's debut single "Hey Baby" and "Underneath It All," a tune written by Gwen with Eurthymics mainstay Dave Stewart during the group's London sojourn. They would also go on record with the fast rising dancehall duo of Steely & Clevie, who worked their magic for the incendiary selection, "Start The Fire." Remarks Tom, "Going to Jamaica and working with the great artists there had always been a dream of ours. Having that opportunity is one the best things about having some success. It's more important than any amount of fame or fortune."


    As the spring of 2001 turned to summer the pace of recording stepped up, along with the group's increasingly bold ventures into new creative territory. In Los Angeles they added hip-hop to the mix with the streetwise sensibilities of The Neptunes, co-writers on the album's opening track, the scorching "Hella Good." Next they huddled with high-profile mixmaster Nellee Hooper on Rock Steady's title track as well as such standout selections as "In My Head," "Running," "Detective" and the above mentioned "Hella Good." Along the way they logged time with William Orbit for "Making Out," Ric Ocasek on "Platinum Blonde Life" and "Don't Let Me Down," and the inimitable Prince who co-produced and provided backing vocals on the drop dead gorgeous "Waiting Room."


    But mixing and matching songs and producers was only part of the creative evolution that took place with Rock Steady. Says Tony, "Our attitude from the beginning was that we'd do whatever it took to make the music work. We've always been a very self-contained unit. This time we wanted to open it up, to find out what other people could bring to the party."


    "The whole album was an exercise in spontaneity," adds Gwen, "and that challenged me to write more directly from my thoughts and feelings. I threw away my thesaurus and put aside my influences, everyone from Joni Mitchell to Sylvia Plath. I wanted to write songs about how it felt to be alive right now and that feeling, despite everything that going on in the world, is optimistic and full of hope. This is a time to affirm what's good and positive in our lives and if we can convey even a small part of the fun and excitement we had making this music, then we've done what we set out to do."


    Hot on the heels of Rock Steady's release comes news of an extensive touring schedule that includes select dates with U2 as well as an extensive itinerary of international headlining dates. "We're primarily a live band," comments Tony. "That's how we started and that's how we maintain contact with our fans. Over the past couple of years, as the No Doubt machine got bigger, it's been more difficult to maintain that connection. But this time around,we're determined to stay true to the spirit of the music. It's about having a good time, about dancing in aisles and singing along. We all need that and it's what this tour is going to be about."


    "After fifteen years together you naturally create all kinds of rules about how things should be," concludes Gwen. "There comes a time when you've got to throw the rules out and start all over again. That's what keeps it fun and interesting. For us that time has come."


    It's a sentiment that gets to the heart of the brilliant music on Rock Steady, an album that finds No Doubt comfortable at home with the risks and rewards of true originality. It's also proof positive that, when No Doubt throws a party, everyone's invited.

    LP1
    1. Intro
    2. Hella Good
    3. Hey Baby
    4. Making Out
    5. Underneath It All

    6. Detective
    7. Don't Let Me Down


    LP2
    1. Start The Fire
    2. Running
    3. In My Head
    4. Platinum Blonde Life
    5. Waiting Room
    6. Rock Steady

    No Doubt
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  • Tales From Topographic Oceans Tales From Topographic Oceans Quick View

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    Tales From Topographic Oceans

    Tales from Topographic Oceans is the sixth studio album from the English rock band Yes, originally released as a double album on 7 December 1973 by Atlantic Records.


    Yes is among the longest lasting and most successful of the '70s progressive rock groups, proving to be one of the lasting success stories from that musical genre. The band, founded in 1968, overcame a generational shift in its audience and the departure of its most visible members at key points in its history to reach the end of the century as the definitive progressive rock band. Where rivals such as Emerson, Lake & Palmer withered away commercially after the mid-'70s, and Genesis and King Crimson altered their sounds so radically as to become unrecognizable to their original fans, Yes retained the same sound, and performed much of the same repertoire that they were doing in 1971, and for their trouble, found themselves being taken seriously a quarter of a century later. Their audience remained huge because they had always attracted younger listeners drawn to their mix of daunting virtuosity, cosmic (often mystical) lyrics, complex musical textures, and powerful yet delicate lead vocals.

    1. The Revealing Science Of God
    2. The Remembering

    3. The Ancient
    4. Ritual
    Yes
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  • Gimme Fiction (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale) Gimme Fiction (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Gimme Fiction (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale)

    Remastered By Howie Weinberg from the Original Tapes, includes a Second Disc with 12 Previously Unreleased Demos, a Full-color Book Containing Photos and an Extensive Oral History of the making of the album. The Deluxe LP Package Will Also Include A 24" X 36" Poster.


    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Spoon classic, Merge will release a deluxe limited-edition version of Gimme Fiction on double-LP (180g). The reissue contains the album remastered by Howie Weinberg from the original tapes, a second disc with 12 previously unreleased demos from the era, nine additional bonus tracks via digital download, and a full-color book containing photos and an extensive oral history of the making of the album. The deluxe LP package will also include a 24" x 36" poster.


    Gimme Fiction dragged the sonic pointillism of Kill the Moonlight further into dub-influenced weirdness as the increasingly confident Spoon went crazy in the studio, experimenting with everything from warped hip-hop samples to horse whinnies. How all this directionless Dylan worship and psychedelic goofing resulted in an album as sharply realized as Gimme Fiction is a testament solely to Spoon's self-assurance and tastefulness (and some hard work, and a bit of luck, etc.). Whatever digging or strange alchemy had to go into it, they only produced more gold. Gimme Fiction deserves special recognition because it's the album where Spoon-backed into a corner-took some crazy leaps, all of them forward. It's a "departure point" for a band that, lucky for us, has never made a real departure. And when it came time for a reissue, we knew it deserved a lasting place on vinyl, right alongside every other indispensable record in Spoon's discography.

    LP1 - Original Album Remastered
    1. The Beast and Dragon, Adored
    2. The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine
    3. I Turn My Camera On
    4. My Mathematical Mind
    5. The Delicate Place
    6. Sister Jack
    7. I Summon You
    8. The Infinite Pet
    9. Was It You?
    10. They Never Got You
    11. Merchants of Soul


    LP2 - Home Demos
    1. I Summon You (First Demo)
    2. Was It You?
    3. I've Been Good Too Long
    4. Sister Jack (Piano Demo)
    5. The Beast and Dragon, Adored
    6. My Mathematical Mind
    7. They Never Got You
    8. The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine
    9. The Delicate Place
    10. The Infinite Pet
    11. Merchants of Soul
    12. Dear Mr. Landlord

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    Glad Rag Doll

    Diana Krall's extraordinary new album, 'Glad Rag Doll' is an exhilarating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humour and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.


    The record reveals itself at that remarkable vanishing point in time where all music; swinging, rocking and taboo, collide with songs of longing, solace and regret. All are made new again in a vaudeville of Krall's own imagining.


    It is at once a major departure and a natural progression for the gifted musician. Diana simply calls the album, a song and dance record.

    1. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
    2. There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears
    3. Just Like A Butterfly That's Caught In The Rain
    4. You Know I Know Ev'rything's Made For Love
    5. Glad Rag Doll
    6. I'm A Little Mixed Up
    7. Prairie Lullaby
    8. Here Lies Love
    9. I Used To Love You But It's All Over Now
    10. Let It Rain
    11. Lonely Avenue
    12. Wide River To Cross
    13. When The Curtain Comes Down
    Diana Krall
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    Balls To Picasso (Pre-Order)

    The key moment in Bruce's
    evolution as a solo artist
    unfolded following his
    departure from Maiden in 1993, after which he
    joined forces with guitarist and producer Roy Z for
    1994's sophomore triumph Balls To Picasso. Backed
    by Roy's noted Latino rock crew Tribe Of Gypsies, he
    began to spread his compositional wings, edging
    towards a noticeably heavier sound - despite,
    rumour has it, pressure from Bruce's label to be more
    radio-friendly - and flexing those metal muscles with
    renewed vigour on the likes of "Cyclops," "1000
    Points Of Light," the exhilarating :Laughing In The
    Hiding Bush" and towering prog-tinged power ballad
    "Tears Of The Dragon," a somewhat oblique, but
    undeniably affecting paean, to Bruce's feelings upon
    leaving Maiden to forge a new path.
    1. Cyclops (2017 - Remaster)
    2. Hell No (2017 - Remaster)
    3. Gods of War (2017 - Remaster)
    4. 1000 Points of Light (2017 - Remaster)
    5. Laughing In the Hiding Bush (2017 - Remaster)
    6. Change of Heart (2017 - Remaster)
    7. Shoot All the Clowns (2017 - Remaster)
    8. Fire (2017 - Remaster)
    9. Sacred Cowboys (2017 - Remaster)
    10. Tears of the Dragon (2017 - Remaster)
    Bruce Dickinson
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    The Payback

    The Payback is a 1973 double album by James Brown. It was originally scheduled to become the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Hell Up in Harlem.
    The Payback is considered a high point in Brown's recording career, and is now regarded by critics as a landmark funk album. Its revenge-themed title
    track, a #1 R&B hit, is one of his most famous songs and an especially prolific source of samples for record producers. Musically the album is largely
    based around cyclic grooves and jamming, but it also features departures into a softer soul-based sound on tracks like Doing the Best I Can.
    LP 1
    1. The Payback
    2. Doing the Best I Can
    3. Take Some...Leave Some
    4. Shoot Your Shot


    LP 2
    1. Forever Suffering
    2. Time Is Running Out Fast
    3. Stone to the Bone
    4. Mind Power

    James Brown
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    White Light

    After playing in various teenage groups, Gene Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim (Roger) McGuinn and David Crosby in the Jet Set. This fledgling trio evolved into the Byrds. At that point Clark was the leading songwriter in the group and contributed significantly to their first two albums.


    As founding member of folk-rock pioneers the Byrds, Gene Clark had emerged as a uniquely gifted singer/songwriter and master of the minor key melancholy ballad. His departure from the group in 1966 was met with critical anticipation and commercial indifference. Tiring of the Hollywood fast lane by 1969, Gene and new wife Carlie moved up to Mendocino on the Northern California coast where the tranquility, pastoral beauty and laid back lifestyle of the coastal community appealed to his country boy roots. It inspired a body of songs unlike anything Gene had composed before. Their stark simplicity and stripped down arrangements, acoustic guitar, harmonica and voice, evidence a deeper insight into life and an overall optimism rarely found in his previous body of work.


    The resulting album, White Light, produced by renown guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, remains one of Gene's most accessible and much-loved recordings among fans and critics, topping several domestic Best Album of the Year lists and being voted Album of the Year by rock critics in the Netherlands. Songs like For A Spanish Guitar, With Tomorrow and Where My Love Lies Asleep are delicately evocative while the title song draws on Gene's appreciation for country music. One In A Hundred harkens back to his finest Byrds compositions.


    Buoyed by his new surroundings, friendships, marriage, a feeling of contentment in his rural retreat and the imminent birth of his first child, White Light reveals singer/songwriter Gene Clark at the top of his game. Rolling Stone declared the folk-based album a fresh and innovative look at what came before in a new framework. One of the most interesting and exciting records of 1971. Relive that excitement on this Sundazed edition! Mastered directly from the original A&M analog session tapes on high-definition vinyl.

    1. The Virgin
    2. With Tomorrow
    3. White Light
    4. Because of You
    5. One In A Hundred
    6. Spanish Guitar
    7. Where My Love Lies Asleep
    8. Tears of Rage
    9. 1975
    Gene Clark
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    Joy One Mile

    Stellar OM Source's new album, Joy One Mile, marks a certain and spirited departure
    into worlds unknown. A faithful leap into the infinite beat, Joy One Mile is the most
    forward-reaching effort by Stellar OM Source yet.
    Stellar OM Source originated from Christelle Gualdi's desire to unhinge from her
    academic musical upbringing. A double bassist in the Konigin Katharina Stift
    Schulorchester and a student of music theory at UniversitÉ Paris VIII, Gualdi
    completed her studies in electro-acoustic composition at the Conservatoire de Paris
    after earning an architecture degree.


    The process of Gualdi's "unlearning" began in experimental ensemble settings,
    and it became more recognizable as she moved toward solo performance.
    Stellar OM Source's name is fittingly inspired in part by the pathway to higher
    consciousness and cosmos via one's own voice.


    Gualdi was also inspired by-and also an integral member of-the late aughts
    DIY synthesizer community. Alongside Oneohtrix Point Never, Emeralds and James Ferraro,
    Stellar OM Source's stream of self-released CDRs defined a zeitgeist of artists
    trending away from their noisy roots via polyphonic escapism.


    Based many miles away from her US counterparts in The Hague, South Holland,
    Gualdi received a prophetic sign in 2010 when a regional eBay seller offered her
    a mint Roland TB-303 for a mere €25-or $33. The instantly identifiable sounds of
    the analog bass synthesizer began appearing in Gualdi's studio and live practices.
    By virtue of her many aspirations and the array of hardware that Gualdi brought
    to the table, Joy One Mile took shape in chaos. Where this disorder might cripple
    others, Gualdi's response was energetically and emotionally charged.


    The freedom from form that Gualdi sought with Joy One Mile was ultimately
    obtained, but the severe surge of the finished recordings left her over stimulated.
    Striking a dialogue with Gunnar Wendel (aka Kassem Mosse), Gualdi realized an
    objective opinion and arrangement know how would allow clarity and an even
    greater freedom-that from her own music.


    The singularity of Gualdi's compositions, when pulled back and recalibrated even
    slightly, resemble early era Warp Records, and, by that admission, the wayward
    electro of early-90s Detroit. The abstractions in Gualdi's programming and mutant
    melodies is what keeps Joy One Mile perfectly relegated to outsider status, akin to
    the primitive techno of Esplendor Geometrico and Chris & Cosey

    Side A
    1 Polarity
    2 Par Amour


    Side B
    1 The Range
    2 Trackers


    Side C
    1 Elite Excel
    2 Fascination


    Side D
    1 Natives/Most Answers
    Never Unveiled

    Stellar Om Source
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    The Current Will Carry Us

    COUNTERPARTS has come quite a long way since their formation in 2007. With a fan base that has progressively expanded beyond their home province, the young artists have toured Canada relentlessly since March 2009. The band's upward trajectory truly took off after the release of their debut full-length, Prophets, in February 2010. The Verona Records release turned heads across the country, as well as past its borders. The record proved to be an immediate hit among fans of the hardcore genre, simultaneously garnering praise from scene luminaries and newcomers. Its impact was bold and far-reaching, going so far as to earn the band several award nominations throughout Ontario. The positive response caused the band's touring regimen to increase significantly, with a slew of tours taking place both at home and in the United States alongside prominent hardcore acts such IT PREVAILS. At a point when most bands would take time off to relax, COUNTERPARTS proved themselves once again to be as hard working as they come. In November 2010, the band released a split EP alongside Ontario-based hardcore unit Exalt. The EP was another instant hit among fans, and proved that the band still had plenty left to offer, both musically and lyrically, that had not been showcased on their debut.


    In October 2011, COUNTERPARTS released The Current Will Carry Us via influential independent label Victory Records. The sophomore LP saw the band pursuing a rawer, straightforward sound, and achieving a new level of honesty through their lyrics. Tossing any idealistic rhetoric aside, the album offers listeners an extremely introspective listening experience that depicts the band in their most sincere, vulnerable state. While the album marks a clear thematic departure from its predecessor, its unrestrained aggression makes an emotional impact that's even more genuine. The record's reception easily exceeded the expectations of the band members, landing them a selection as one of Alternative Press' "100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012" and propelled them onto European tours, in which they would bring their unforgettable live presence to listeners who'd spent years anxiously awaiting the opportunity.

    1. The Disconnect
    2. I Am No One

    3. The Constant

    4. MMVII
    5. Optimist
    6. Jumping Ship
    7. Pedestal
    8. Thank God

    9. Uncertainty

    10. Sinking
    11. Reflection
    Counterparts
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    Loved Wild Lost

    Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers' much-anticipated sophomore album is titled Loved Wild Lost. The band teamed with producer Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter) on Loved Wild Lost and it's their first time working with an outside collaborator. The result is their most compelling collection of songs to date. The richly layered sound forms the ideal foundation for Bluhm's soaring vocals and increasingly powerful songcraft. Further color comes from San Francisco's Magik*Magik Orchestra (Death Cab for Cutie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Walkmen), whose complex arrangements serve to amplify the indelibly universal themes of Loved Wild Lost.


    "Loved Wild Lost is a sincere and sophisticated collection of songs steeped in tradition, but of its own time," says Nicki Bluhm. "After three solid years of playing as a band across the country, we have had time to learn, reflect and grow. This album displays a departure into the deeper and more contemplative themes of people in transition and the struggle to retain the energy and optimism of youth as life becomes more complex."


    "The longer something moves away from its inception point, the more it takes on a life and a narrative of its own," adds Nicki's husband and the band's musical director, Tim Bluhm. "In these songs, I think you can clearly hear that happening; idealism and optimism losing control to the forces of inertia and a life of constant traveling. Happiness becomes an intention and love becomes a long-term study of oneself and of one another."

    1. Only Always
    2. Waiting on Love
    3. Heartache
    4. Queen of the Rodeo
    5. Mr. Saturday Night
    6. Love Your Loved Ones
    7. Heart Gets Tough
    8. Simpler Times
    9. Me and Slim
    10. High Neck Lace
    11. Heavy Hey Ya
    Nicki Bluhm And The Gramblers
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    Phantasmagoria

    Greyhaze Records is proud to announce the forthcoming reissue of THE MIST's Phantasmagoria. The Brazilian Thrashers originally released this amazing album in 1989. Featuring the influential vocals of Vladmir Korg (original singer of CHAKAL) and the pure thrash fury for which Brazil is known, Phantasmagoria will now get a proper worldwide release on vinyl LP, a long-awaited offering to all true fans of the genre!


    Upon its 1989 release, Phantasmagoria was a departure from what was being done by bands from the city of Belo Horizonte up to that point. The album showed a thrash attack that was as vicious as it was precise. Drummer Cristiano Salles' relentless thrash beat coupled with Korg's unmistakable higher-pitched guttural vocals set the tone of an album that had everything to become a big album. Sadly, it was not to achieve the recognition that it deserved. Over the years it circulated through the metal world as somewhat of an obscure collector's item. Now with this Greyhaze reissue, Phantasmagoria gets its overdue North American and European official release!

    1. Flying Saucers In the Sky
    2. Smiles, Tears and Chaos
    3. A Step Into the Dark
    4. The Enemy
    5. Hate
    6. Barbed Wire Land (At War)
    7. Phantasmagoria
    8. Lightning In the Dark
    9. Like a Bad Song
    10. Faces of Glass
    The Mist
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    Die Healing (Awaiting Repress)

    "Die Healing" featuring original SAINT VITUS vocalist Scott Reagers! This is essential doom!!!!


    Recommended if You Like: BLACK SABBATH, TROUBLE, COUNT RAVEN, CANDLEMASS, THE OBSESSED, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP, BARONESS, MASTODON, SIR LORD BALTIMORE


    Die Healing is a pivotal point in Vitus' discog; not only their very last before they temporarily ended their relentlessly classic doom metal album releases with a thirteen year hiatus, but their third recording with Scott Reagers, who helped make the eponymous debut, Hallow's Victim and EP The Walking Dead such milestones of doom. And what a way to go out. Many will tell you this is actually Saint Vitus' finest moment, and although I favour the debut and Wino's career zenith Born Too Late above it, there is no doubt it deserves as solid a place in the pantheon of doom as Nightfall or Master Of Reality or In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend.


    The band's sound and instrumentation is class without question. The guitar tone saw a slight departure from the fuzz prevalent on Wino-albums (including the 2012 opus Lillie: F-65), with something more of an electric edge familiar to C.O.D. Fret not, the tone is still plenty burly, and of course massively appropriate for the toking of vaporous substances.


    The guitar solos are likewise a little clearer - though of course solos like on 'One Mind' and 'Return Of The Zombie' have that inimitable Chandler scaling chaos in spades, squeaking like a dozen metal detectors malfunctioning. In general though the album's sound gives the feeling of the band moving forward with the sound established on the underappreciated, Chritus Linderson-assisted C.O.D., while welcoming their original singer back into the fold as easily as if he'd never left. It comes together brilliantly.


    What cements the album's place atop the pile of '90s Vitus releases is that it's a lot more solid than V and C.O.D. in terms of songs, chock full of highlights with nary a skippable track. 'Dark World' heralds absolutely no messing about, a timeless slow burn Saint Vitus classic to get you going. Reagers unlocks his trademark moon-touched howls, boosted here with a gruffness and depth that must have come with age. He can still hit the unnerving highs that made the debut such a unique piece. Not to mention his more aghast and tragic-heroic style is accompanied by a lyrical shift toward tales of horror and myth, adding further colours of yore to the band's solidified musical approach (although 'In The Asylum' is as brilliantly witty a tale of human disintegration as anything Wino has written for Vitus).


    Some of the great knells peeling off Chandler's guitar in the main riff of 'Let The End Begin' are highlights for Vitus' entire career. It climaxes with a great rocking section, splashed with sumptuous guitar and bass solos, in a move actually quite uncharacteristic for the band, who tended to steer between leadweight trawling songs and more rambunctious cuts. The eerie build on 'Sloth' is another of the band's best moments. The entire song, with its off-kilter structure and wailing chorus, is an example of just how muscular the band's creative fibers were at the time. 'Return of the Zombie', a quasi-sequel to the classic, shifty song off the debut of course, makes its mark with a crazed vocal performance and some spooky effects. And of course there's more, I've just listed a few real standouts but the album is too generous in its blessings for them to be exhaustively listed.


    It's just a really solid album that builds on all the best things the band had done to date while keeping the songwriting fresh. What a swansong this was. This album is the reason Lillie: F-65 had such vast expectations from me. A must have.


    - joncheetham88 (Metal Archives)

    1. Dark World
    2. One Mind
    3. Let The End Begin
    4. Trail Of Pestilence
    5. Sloth
    6. Return Of The Zombie
    7. In The Asylum
    8. Just Another Notch
    Saint Vitus
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    HYMNS


    2 180 Gram White Colored Vinyl LPs

    HYMNS is a rebirth for Bloc Party. After 16 years as a band, countless world tours and awards and four studio albums, Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack are taking it back to where it all began.
    "Bloc Party started with just Kele and I, and we used to write the songs together, and we found other people and grew from that. It feels like that's happened again," says Russell. They started writing together, just the two of them, in 2014, and were joined at various stages by the two new members who have made Bloc Party a four-piece again: bassist Justin Harris, whom the band met in his previous guise as part of the Portland indie rock band Menomena, and drummer Louise Bartle, a 21-year-old that the pair discovered on YouTube, and who "blew us away. It's good to have someone bringing that energy of doing it for the first time. It's made us all excited about going forward."


    As the title suggests, the fifth Bloc Party record is about faith and devotion, but it is not, Kele insists, a religious epiphany. "I grew up in a religious house so I'm fully aware of the imagery, but I'm not Christian. It's not something I subscribe to." Instead, the concept came to him after seeing the author Hanif Kureishi, whom Kele has admired since he was at school, talk at the Southbank Centre in London. The author of My Beautiful Laundrette and Intimacy was discussing evangelical art and how unfashionable it has become. "And that point stuck with me because it seemed like for me music had originated in a religious place. The first music I ever heard was hymns at school. I started to think, if I was going to make music that had a spiritual dimension, that was sacred to me and to the things that I held important, how would I do it?"


    The result is a record that sounds like a band growing and changing, pushing new sounds via new approaches, and resulting in more free, less constricted Bloc Party. HYMNS marks a departure for the band sonically, too, with Kele and Russell trying sounds and approaches that they have never previously explored.


    "It's still a very live record," says Russell. "Everything has been played, though it doesn't necessarily sound like that. We take a lot of influence from electronic music, for example, and then try to bring that into a completely different environment." Kele is astounded at the results. "What Russell is doing now is completely blowing my mind. He's using the guitar as an instrument of white noise, as well as a melodic tool. I'm super-excited about getting this music in front of people."

    LP 1
    1. The Love Within
    2. Only He Can Heal Me
    3. So Real
    4. The Good News
    5. Fortress
    6. Different Drugs


    LP 2
    1. Into The Earth
    2. My True Name
    3. Virtue
    4. Exes
    5. Living Lux

    Bloc Party
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    The Early Years 1965-1972


    Comprehensive 27-Disc Box Set, With 7 Individual Book-Style Volumes


    Box Set Includes:


    • 11+ hours of Audio (130+ tracks) & 14+ hours of Audio/Visual material including
    • 20+ previously unreleased songs, 7+ hours of previously unreleased live audio performances, 5+ hours of rare concert footage, along with 5 7" singles in replica sleeves, collectible memorabilia, feature films & new sound mixes
    • BBC Radio Sessions, remixes, outtakes, & alternative versions over 11 hours of audio (made up of 130+ tracks) as well as live TV performance in over 14 hours audio visual
    • Previously unreleased tracks include 1967's Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods, which have been mixed for the first time specially for this release
    • 2 historic Quad mixes (1 previously unreleased) • Plus Pink Floyd's early vinyl singles - the first 5 UK releases, (1967-68) remastered from original tapes, original sleeves / heavyweight vinyl / paper labels replicated


    The Early Years 1965 - 1972 is a comprehensive 27-disc box set that sees Pink Floyd delve into their vast music archive to produce a deluxe package that includes 7 individual book-style volumes, featuring much previously unreleased material. The Early Years box set contains unreleased tracks, BBC Radio Sessions, remixes, outtakes and alternative versions over an incredible 11 hours, 45 mins of audio (made up of 130+ tracks) and live and TV performance in over 14 hours of audio-visual material. The content includes over 20 unreleased songs, more than 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio and over 5 hours of rare concert footage, along with 5 meticulously produced 7 singles in replica sleeves, collectable memorabilia, feature films and new sound mixes. Previously unreleased tracks include 1967's Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods, which have been mixed for the first time, specially for this release. The Early Years 1965-1972 will give collectors the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in cultural revolutions from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon, one of the biggest selling albums of all time. From the single Arnold Layne to the 20-minute epic Echoes, fans will see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London's Regent Street Polytechnic, through to Syd's departure and David Gilmour joining to form the iconic lineup.


    40+ items of archival memorabilia including: posters, flyers, tour programs, tickets, press advertisements, & much more.


    This set includes: 10 CDs, 8 Blu-ray Discs, 9 DVDs, 5 seven-inch vinyl singles, collectable memorabilia, & more.


    7 inch Singles:

    1. Side A: Arnold Layne Side B: Candy And A Currant Bun

    2. Side A: See Emily Play Side B: The Scarecrow

    3. Side A: Apples And Oranges Side B: Paintbox

    4. Side A: It Would Be So Nice Side B: Julia Dream

    5. Side A: Point Me At The Sky Side B: Careful With That Axe, Eugene

    †previously unreleased


    7 VINYL SINGLES IN REPRODUCTION SLEEVES:
    - Arnold Layne C/W Candy And A Currant Bun
    - See Emily Play C/W The Scarecrow
    - Apples And Oranges C/W Paintbox
    - It Would Be So Nice C/W Julia Dream
    - Point Me At The Sky C/W Careful With That Axe, Eugene


    1965-67 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION
    CD 1:

    1965 Recordings*:
    1. Lucy Leave*
    2. Double O Bo*
    3. Remember Me*
    4. Walk With Me Sydney*
    5. Butterfly*
    6. I'm A King Bee*
    7. Arnold Layne
    8. See Emily Play
    9. Apples And Oranges
    10. Candy And A Currant Bun
    11. Paintbox
    12. Matilda Mother (2010 mix)
    13. Jugband Blues (2010 mix)†
    14. In The Beechwoods (2010 mix)†
    15. Vegetable Man (2010 mix)†
    16. Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 mix)†


    Total: 50 mins, 32 secs approx.
    Tracks 1-11 mono.
    Tracks 12-16 stereo


    *including Rado Klose on guitar and Juliette Gale on vocals on 'Walk With Me Sydney'


    CD 2:
    Live in Stockholm 1967:

    1. Introduction†
    2. Reaction in G†
    3. Matilda Mother†
    4. Pow R. Toc H.†
    5. Scream Thy Last Scream†
    6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun†
    7. See Emily Play†
    8. Interstellar Overdrive†
    Please note: the above tracks feature vocals recorded at a less than optimum level


    John Latham (studio recordings 1967)
    9. John Latham Version 1†
    10. John Latham Version 2†
    11. John Latham Version 3†
    12. John Latham Version 4†
    13. John Latham Version 5†
    14. John Latham Version 6†
    15. John Latham Version 7†
    16. John Latham Version 8†
    17. John Latham Version 9†


    Total: 79 mins, 13 secs approx.
    Tracks 1-8 recorded live Sept 10, 1967 at Gyllene Cirkeln, Stockholm, Sweden
    Tracks 9-17 recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London, October 20, 1967
    All tracks stereo


    DVD/Blu-ray
    1. Chapter 24: Syd Barrett in the Gog Magog Hills, Cambridgeshire, UK 1966 / Pink Floyd at EMI Studios, London, April 1967
    2. Nick's Boogie†: recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick's Boogie at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, January 11, 1967 / Live at UFO, The Blarney Club, London, January 13, 1967
    3. Interstellar Overdrive: 'Scene - Underground' UFO at The Blarney Club, London, January 27, 1967
    4. Arnold Layne: promo video. Wittering Beach, UK, early 1967
    5. Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett and Roger Waters interview: BBC 'The Look Of The Week' - BBC Studios, London, May 14, 1967
    6. The Scarecrow: 'PathÉ Pictorial', UK, July 1967
    7. Jugband Blues: 'London Line' promo video, 1967, London
    8. Apples And Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview: 'American Bandstand', Los Angeles, USA, November 7, 1967
    9. Instrumental Improvisation†: BBC 'Tomorrow's World', London, December 12, 1967
    10. Instrumental Improvisation†: 'Die Jungen Nachtwandler', UFO, The Blarney Club, London, February 24, 1967
    11. See Emily Play: BBC 'Top Of The Pops' - partially restored BBC Studios, London, July 6, 1967
    12. The Scarecrow (outtakes): 'PathÉ Pictorial', UK, July 1967
    13. Interstellar Overdrive: 'Science Fiction - Das Universum Des Ichs', The Roundhouse, London, 1967


    Total: 57 mins, 59 secs approx.


    1968 GERMIN/ATION
    CD

    1. Point Me At The Sky
    2. It Would Be So Nice
    3. Julia Dream
    4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (single version)
    5. Song 1, Capital Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968†
    6. Roger's Boogie, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968†


    BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968:
    7. Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) †
    8. The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) †
    9. Let There Be More Light†
    10. Julia Dream†


    BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1968:
    11. Point Me At The Sky†
    12. Embryo†
    13. Interstellar Overdrive†


    Total: 59 mins, 14 secs approx.


    DVD/Blu-ray
    'Tienerklanken', Brussels, Belgium, 18-19 February 1968:
    1. Astronomy Domine
    2. The Scarecrow
    3. Corporal Clegg
    4. Paintbox
    5. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
    6. See Emily Play
    7. Bike
    8. Apples And Oranges: 'Vibrato', Brussels, Belgium, February 1968


    'Bouton Rouge', Paris, France, 20 February 1968:
    9. Astronomy Domine
    10. Flaming
    11. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
    12. Let There Be More Light
    13. Paintbox: 'Discorama', Paris, France, 21 February 1968
    14. Instrumental Improvisation†: 'The Sound Of Change', London, UK, March 1968
    15. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun: 'All My Loving', London, UK, 28 March 1968
    16. It Would Be So Nice (excerpt): 'Release-Rome Goes Pop', Rome, Italy, April 1968
    17. Interstellar Overdrive: 'Pop 68', Rome, Italy, 6 May 1968
    'Tienerklanken - Kastival', Kasterlee, Belgiu, 31 August 1968:
    18. Astronomy Domine
    19. + Roger Waters interview


    'Samedi et Compagnie', Paris, France, 6 September 1968:
    20. Let There Be More Light
    21. Remember A Day
    22. Let There Be More Light: 'A L'Affiche du Monde', London, UK, 1968


    'Tous En Scene', Paris, France, 21 October 1968:
    23. Let There Be More Light
    24. Flaming
    25. Let There Be More Light: 'Surprise Partie', Paris, France, 1 November 1968
    26. Point Me At The Sky: Restored promo video, UK, 1968


    Total: 84 mins, 18 secs approx.


    1969 DRAMATIS/ATION
    CD 1:

    'More' album non-album tracks
    1. Hollywood (non-album track) †
    2. Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version) †
    3. More Blues (Alternative version) †
    4. Seabirds (non-album track) †
    5. Embryo (from 'Picnic', Harvest Records sampler)


    BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969:
    6. Grantchester Meadows†
    7. Cymbaline†
    8. The Narrow Way†
    9. Green Is The Colour†
    10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene†


    Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 9 August 1969:
    11. Interstellar Overdrive†
    12. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun†
    13. Careful With That Axe, Eugene†
    14. A Saucerful Of Secrets†


    Total: 68 mins, 50 secs approx.


    CD 2:
    Part 1: 'The Man', Amsterdam, 17 September 1969

    1. Daybreak (Grantchester Meadows)†
    2. Work†
    3. Afternoon (Biding My Time)†
    4. Doing It†
    5. Sleeping†
    6. Nightmare (Cymbaline)†
    7. Labyrinth†


    Part 2: 'The Journey', Amsterdam, 17 September 1969
    8. The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)†
    9. Beset By Creatures Of The Deep (Careful With That Axe, Eugene)†
    10. The Narrow Way, Part 3†
    11. The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.)†
    12. The Labyrinths Of Auximines†
    13. Footsteps / Doors†
    14. Behold The Temple Of Light†
    15. The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful of Secrets)†


    Total: 76 mins, 36 secs approx.


    DVD/Blu-ray:
    'Forum Musiques', Paris, France, 22 January 1969:

    1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
    David Gilmour interview
    2. A Saucerful Of Secrets


    3. 'The Man' and 'The Journey': Royal Festival Hall, London, rehearsal, April 14, 1969:
    Afternoon (Biding My Time)
    The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)
    Cymbaline
    Beset By Creatures Of The Deep†
    The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful Of Secrets)


    Essencer Pop & Blues Festival, Essen, Germany, October 11 1969:
    4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    5. A Saucerful Of Secrets


    Music Power & European Music Revolution, Festival Actuel
    Amougies Mont de l'Enclus, Belgium, 25 October 1969:
    6. Green Is The Colour
    7. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    8. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
    9. Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa


    Total: 71 mins, 14 secs approx.


    1970 DEVI/ATION
    CD 1:

    1. Atom Heart Mother live in Montreux, 21 Nov 1970†
    BBC Radio Session, 16 July 1970:
    2. Embryo†
    3. Fat Old Sun†
    4. Green Is The Colour†
    5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene†
    6. If†
    7. Atom Heart Mother† with choir, cello & brass ensemble


    Total: 78 mins, 8 secs approx.


    CD 2:
    Unreleased tracks from the 'Zabriskie Point' soundtrack recordings:
    1. On The Highway†
    2. Auto Scene Version 2†
    3. Auto Scene Version 3†
    4. Aeroplane†
    5. Explosion†
    6. The Riot Scene†
    7. Looking At Map†
    8. Love Scene Version 7†
    9. Love Scene Version 1†
    10. Take Off†
    11. Take Off Version 2†
    12. Love Scene Version 2†
    13. Love Scene (Take 1)†
    14. Unknown Song (Take 1)†
    15. Love Scene (Take 2)†
    16. Crumbling Land (Take 1)†
    17. Atom Heart Mother†
    Early studio version, band only


    Total: 67 mins, 9 secs approx.


    DVD 1:
    An Hour with Pink Floyd:
    KQED, San Francisco, USA, 30 April 1970:

    1. Atom Heart Mother
    2. Cymbaline
    3. Grantchester Meadows
    4. Green Is The Colour
    5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun


    Total: 59 mins, 9 secs approx.


    Audio only:
    Atom Heart Mother album original 4.0 Quad mix 1970:

    7. Atom Heart Mother
    8. If
    9. Summer '68
    10. Fat Old Sun
    11. Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast


    Total: 52 mins, 7 secs approx.


    DVD 2:
    'Pop Deux - Festival de St. Tropez', France, 8 August 1970:
    Part 1:

    1. Cymbaline (sound check)
    2. Atom Heart Mother
    3. Embryo
    Part 2:
    4. Green Is The Colour/
    5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun


    Roland Petit Ballet, Paris, France, 5 December 1970:
    7. Instrumental Improvisations 1,2,3† live in the studio
    8. Embryo


    Blackhill's Garden Party, Hyde Park, London, UK, 18 July 1970:
    9. Atom Heart Mother with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John Alldis Choir


    Total: 80 mins, 53 secs approx.


    Blu-ray:
    An Hour with Pink Floyd:
    KQED, San Francisco, USA, 30 April 1970:

    1. Atom Heart Mother
    2. Cymbaline
    3. Grantchester Meadows
    4. Green Is The Colour
    5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun


    Total: 59 mins, 9 secs approx.


    Audio only:
    Atom Heart Mother album original 4.0 Quad mix 1970:

    7. Atom Heart Mother
    8. If
    9. Summer '68
    10. Fat Old Sun
    11. Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast


    Total: 52 mins, 7 secs approx.


    'Pop Deux - Festival de St. Tropez', France, 8 August 1970:
    Part 1:

    1. Cymbaline (sound check)
    2. Atom Heart Mother
    3. Embryo
    Part 2:
    4. Green Is The Colour/
    5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun


    Roland Petit Ballet, Paris, France, 5 December 1970:
    7. Instrumental Improvisations 1,2,3† live in the studio
    8. Embryo


    Blackhill's Garden Party, Hyde Park, London, UK, 18 July 1970:
    9. Atom Heart Mother with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John Alldis Choir


    1971 REVERBER/ATION
    CD:

    1. Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress) †
    BBC Radio Session, 30 September 1971:
    2. Fat Old Sun†
    3. One Of These Days†
    4. Embryo†
    5. Echoes†


    Total: 67 mins 1 sec approx.


    DVD/Blu-ray:
    'Aspekte' feature

    1. Interview + Atom Heart Mother (extracts)
    Hamburg, Germany, 25 February 1971
    Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell


    2. A Saucerful Of Secrets (extract)
    Offenbach, Germany, 26 February 1971


    'Cinq Grands Sur La Deux'
    Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnierès-sur-Oise, France, 15 June 1971
    3. Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun
    4. Cymbaline


    5. Atom Heart Mother (extract)
    'Musikforum Ossiachersee', Ossiach, Austria, 1 July 1971
    Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell 'Get To Know'
    Randwick Race Course, Sydney, Australia, 15 August 1971


    6. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    Band interview


    '24 hours - Bootleg Records', London, UK, 1971
    7. Documentary including Pink Floyd and manager Steve O'Rourke


    'Review', London, UK, 1971
    8. Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey 'Po' Powell interviewed re: record cover design


    9. One of These Days ('French Windows')
    Ian Emes animation created July 1972, Birmingham, UK


    10. Atom Heart Mother (extract, in colour):
    'Musikforum Ossiachersee', Ossiach, Austria, July 1, 1971
    Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell


    11. Atom Heart Mother: '71 Hakone Aphrodite
    Open Air Festival, Hakone, Japan, August 6-7, 1971


    Total: 68 mins 3 secs approx.


    Audio-only material:
    1. Echoes original 4.0 Quad mix 1971


    1972 OBFUSC/ATION
    CD:
    Obscured By Clouds 2016 Remix

    1. Obscured By Clouds†
    2 When You're In†
    3 Burning Bridges†
    4 The Gold It's In The... †
    5 Wot's...Uh The Deal†
    6 Mudmen†
    7 Childhood's End†
    8 Free Four†
    9 Stay†
    10 Absolutely Curtains†


    Total 40 mins 25 secs approx.


    DVD/Blu-ray:
    Recording Obscured by Clouds, Château d'HÉrouville, France, February 23-29, 1972

    1. Wot's...Uh The Deal: with recording session photos
    2. Pop Deux: Documentary recording Obscured By Clouds
    + David Gilmour and Roger Waters interview


    Brighton Dome, UK, 29 June 1972
    3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
    4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene


    Roland Petit Pink Floyd Ballet, France, news reports 1972-73
    5. ActualitÉs MÉditerranÉe, Marseille, 22 November 1972
    6. JT Nuit - Les Pink Floyd, Marseille, 26 November 1972
    7. JT 20h - Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973
    8. Journal de Paris - Les Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973
    9. Poitiers - Autour Du Passage Des Pink Floyd
    Concert set up news report - France, 29 November 1972


    Live At Pompeii (with 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
    10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    11. A Saucerful Of Secrets
    12. One Of These Days
    13. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
    14. Echoes


    Total: 107 mins 27 secs approx.


    BONUS CONTINU/ATION
    CD:
    BBC Radio Session, 25 September 1967:

    1. Flaming†
    2. The Scarecrow†
    3. The Gnome†
    4. Matilda Mother†
    5. Reaction in G†
    6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun†


    BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1967:
    7. Scream Thy Last Scream†
    8. Vegetable Man†
    9. Pow R. Toc H.†
    10. Jugband Blues†


    BBC Radio Session, 2 December 1968:
    11. Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major†
    12. Blues†


    13. US Radio ad
    14. Music from The Committee No. 1
    15. Music from The Committee No. 2


    16. Moonhead† - live on 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast


    17. Echoes† - live at Wembley 1974


    Total: 72 mins 35 secs approx


    DVD/Blu-ray 1:
    1. Arnold Layne (Alternative version)
    Hampstead Heath and St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London, UK, March 1967
    2. 'P1 - P wie Petersilie' - Stuggart, Germany, 22 July 1969
    Corporal Clegg
    Band interview
    A Saucerful of Secrets


    3. Atom Heart Mother
    'Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music', Shepton Mallet, UK, 27 June 1970


    4. 'Kralingen Music Festival' - Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 28 June 1970
    Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
    A Saucerful Of Secrets


    5. 'The Amsterdam Rock Circus' - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 May 1972
    Atom Heart Mother
    Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    A Saucerful Of Secrets


    The Committee - (Feature Film)
    Score by Pink Floyd


    Total: 124 mins 49 secs approx.


    DVD/Blu-ray 2:
    'More' feature film
    'La VallÉe' (Obscured By Clouds) feature film


    Total: 3 hours 41 mins approx.

    Pink Floyd
    $699.99
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    Dire Straits Expand Musical Framework And Come Into Own On Making Movies: Co-Produced By Jimmy Iovine, Thematic Album Soars With Personal Songwriting And Epic Arrangements


    Cinematic Landscapes And Intricate Passages Sound Sublime: Mobile Fidelity 45RPM 2LP Pressing Of Making Movies Mastered From Original Master Tapes, Features Audiophile Dynamics


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    Making Movies marks a magnificent turning point in Dire Straits' career. Considered by many fans to be the group's most complete album, the 1980 set witnesses leader Mark Knopfler greatly expanding his songwriting palette and setting his storytelling amidst more complex, involving arrangements. Dire Straits also benefits from crucial contributions from Bruce Springsteen pianist Roy Bittan and the departure of rhythm guitarist David Knopfler. The songs spark with a mÉlange of poetry, passion, and cohesion that engages the senses and begs to be experienced again and again.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Making Movies breathes with reference-caliber airiness, spaciousness, dynamics, and separation. Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Knopfler, the record - which contains many Springsteen-esque elements - features the cleanliness and clarity that have long been Dire Straits trademarks. The extra-wide 45RPM grooves on this edition provide previously unattainable detail, information, and soundstaging. This is what audiophile recordings are all about.


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    The album's power isn't lost on Iovine, who later told Rolling Stone: The right people were in the room together. It really was making a record in the pure sense of the term. The whole thing sounds like one song. But you what that is? That's the writing, the guy who wrote it. He wrote the album like that; he wanted to make the album like that.


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    1. Tunnel of Love
    2. Romeo and Juliet
    3. Skateaway
    4. Expresso Love
    5. Hand in Hand
    6. Solid Rock
    7. Les Boys
    Dire Straits
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    Blank Project

    Following last month's announcement that Neneh Cherry will release her first solo album in 16 years - a collaboration with RocketNumberNine, produced by Four Tet, and featuring a guest appearance by Robyn - Neneh is now ready to share further details of this forthcoming record with the world. The 10-track album, recorded and mixed over a 5-day period, will be titled Blank Project, and it will be out February 25th, 2014 on Smalltown Supersound. It follows 2012's The Cherry Thing, a collaborative record with free jazz, noise collective The Thing, which featured new versions of songs by The Stooges, MF Doom, Ornette Coleman, amongst others.


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    As many are aware, the stories from Neneh's early years are astonishing. She spent her childhood living 50/50 between a loft in New York and in the South of Sweden with her mother and stepfather, the legendary jazz musician Don Cherry. She's been lifted onto Miles Davis' lap, Allen Ginsberg regularly passed through their home in an evening and as she got older, she could pop in on Arthur Russell, Talking Heads and The Modern Lovers who all lived in the same loft complex in Long Island City New York. At 14, she started taking trips to Harlem with Ari Up of the Slits at a time when few would venture so far uptown. Soon after, she left home and moved to London, and spent the next 20 years inside the crucial developments in British subculture. As post-punk became the site of 80s Britain's artistic and political resistance, she helped form the anarchic multi-ethnic, multi-genre Rip, Rig + Panic, and she was one of the first to bring hip-hop culture to a British audience with "Buffalo Stance" and Raw Like Sushi. Although at points her career had brushes with the mainstream, Neneh remained staunchly counter-culture.


    Through post-punk's adherence to mixed-race line-ups and anti-government stance, to UK rap's refusal of the conventions of pop, trip-hop's connection with the politicized elements of rave culture and, through 1996's Man, where Neneh introduced elements of Senegalese language to mainstream audiences for the first time via the mammoth "7 Seconds" single featuring Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, and now, with Blank Project, Neneh continues to arrive at moments in musical history when there is an opportunity to subvert ideas of popular culture. She is subverting once again, only this time, although this record is musically bold, Neneh sees the stasis she's challenging isn't musical or societal, but her own.

    1. Across The Water
    2. Blank Project
    3. Naked
    4. Spit Three Times
    5. Weightless
    6. Cynical
    7. 422
    8. Out Of The Black (featuring Robyn)
    9. Dossier
    10. Everything
    Neneh Cherry
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